Meet the Director

Teri Mason is a nationally recognized early education professional who has a 30+ year history of building early childhood programs and curriculum.  Teri is among the top educators of young children and has devoted her life toward the betterment of children.

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Teri Mason’s Education

  • Graduated with Honors with a B.A in Early Childhood and Elementary Education at the American University in Washington, D.C.
  • Currently enrolled to receive a Professional Credential for Child Care Administrators for Wisconsin

Teri Mason’s Professional Experience

  • Founded and operated Funshine Preschool, a Nationally Accredited Childcare Facility for children 3 months – 6 years of age. Funshine Preschool remains in operation today and continues to have one of the best reputations in the Washington, D.C.
  • Designed and implemented the Child Development Center for the United States Department of Commerce Headquarters
  • Managed and administrated the Crystal City Children’s Center in Virginia
  • Designed and implemented the Junior Volunteer in Training Program for the Summer Parks Program in Arlington County, Virginia.
  • Advised the National Education Association to help develop guidelines regarding the inclusion into the classroom of special needs children
  • Served as Assistant Director of the Manatee County Girls Club in Bradenton, Florida
  • Served as Assistant Executive Director of Sarasota County Girls Club in Sarasota, Florida
  • Served as a 3-year-old, Kindergarten, and 3rd Grade teacher in private schools across the country for 10+ years